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These 7 Trees are Made for the Shade

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Most trees need plenty of sunlight to grow and thrive, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the shady spots of your landscape empty!

There are lots of shade-tolerant tree species out there for you to choose from. Take a look through this list to see if any of these shade-tolerant trees would make the perfect addition to your outdoor space in Charlotte, NC.

Boost the Health of Your Trees the Environmentally Friendly Way

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The bugs in your trees are very annoying. Maybe they're dropping excrement into your pool or on your driveway. Or maybe you're tired of holes in your plant's leaves or webbing in between its branches.

You want to reduce the insect population in your trees and shrubs, but, as the environmentally conscious property owner you are, you don't want to use treatments that will negatively affect our sensitive ecosystem.

We feel the same way.

Treating your trees and shrubs doesn't have to mean damaging the rest of the environment. This week, we're talking about three things we do to reduce our impact on the environment while treating your trees and shrubs.

Don't Spend Another Season Dealing with Whiteflies

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Pop quiz time! 💥

This insect damages trees and shrubs by sucking up the sap in their leaves. It excretes a sugary substance called honeydew that eventually attracts a fungus called sooty mold.

What insect are we talking about?

If you're a faithful reader of our blog, or you've had problems with these insects in the past, you might guess aphids or scales. But there's another insect that attacks plants in the same way and also leaves honeydew behind — whiteflies.

Overwatering Your Trees Could Do More Harm Than Good

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Don't let phytophthora root rot ruin your trees and shrubs

You don't have to be a plant health care expert to know that overwatering your indoor plants can kill them. Well, the same thing can happen to your trees and shrubs. Overwatering your trees or shrubs and/or planting them in spots that don't drain well can lead to root issues like phytophthora root rot.

This week, we're diving into phytophthora root rot and how to spot it in your yard in Charlotte, NC.

5 Flowering Shrubs to Make Your Landscaping Pop This Spring

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Looking for a few shrubs that will bring lots of color and beauty to your yard in Charlotte, NC? You're in luck! We've put together a list of a few of our favorite flowering shrubs that you can use to take your outdoor space up a notch.

3 Things You Need to Know About Tea Scale

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Camellias are a beautiful evergreen shrub that can bloom from autumn to spring. With the right varieties, you can enjoy those colorful blooms for months.

To keep your camellias healthy and strong, watch out for a pest that will soon start making its appearance in the Concord and Charlotte, NC areas — tea scales.

Don't know a thing about tea scales and wondering how they can harm your gorgeous camellias? Read on for the three things you need to know!

Is Chlorosis Behind Your Tree or Shrub's Pale Foliage?

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You've enjoyed watching your yard come back to life over the last few weeks. But wait a minute — are the once vibrant green leaves of your tree or shrub now a lot paler? It could be suffering from a condition called chlorosis.

What is chlorosis and how can you get your leaves their greenest green again? We've got the answers you're looking for!

How to Install Mulch Like a Professional

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There's no doubt that a mulch installation is one of the most beneficial things you can do to keep your trees healthy. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Well, the same is true for mulch.

This week, we're giving you tips on how to install mulch properly so you don't end up causing more harm than good.

Spring is Here, and so is the Eastern Tent Caterpillar

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Happy spring, dear readers! The weather is warming up and the flowers are blooming, but with that warmth and new growth comes the emergence of a bug you may want to keep an eye on: the eastern tent caterpillar.

Are these caterpillars a threat to your tree? We're giving you all the info you need to know about eastern tent caterpillars, including when you need to worry. Let's get into it!

New Pest to the Southeastern US: Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

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You love your crape myrtles for their impressive blooms. It's also nice that they're pretty low maintenance. Unfortunately, there's a relatively new insect in the Carolinas that can ruin the very same features that make crape myrtles so popular: crape myrtle bark scale.

If you have crape myrtles in your yard, you need to become familiar with this new pest that could affect the health and beauty of your trees.

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